William Bridges wrote “Transitions” 35 years ago and reading it helped me think about the difference between “change” and “transition.” It did not seem like much at the time but the [...]
In 1985, five people met for the first time in Arlington, Virginia, with a very simple agenda.
They were all engaged in Christian philanthropy and wanted to create a group of like-minded individuals to serve as a resource, a source of spiritual encouragement and a sounding board of peers. They wanted to set aside a time each year to find a safe, neutral place to relax, talk and learn – and to hopefully bring their families. And so The Gathering began.
The mission and purpose of The Gathering has now grown to include our annual conference of a few hundred people across multiple generations, as well as regional get-togethers and ministry trips throughout the year.